Welcome to our CAMHS inpatient services. Our reception staff will welcome you with a smile.
We welcome visits throughout the day and ask that you contact the ward to let us know you are coming to see your loved one. In our secure service we ask that visits are booked in advance via the ward.
Phone numbers for the wards can be found in the welcome packs and on our website www.gmmh.nhs.uk
Our wards are bright, spacious places and are designed to encourage a sense of belonging. Our CAMHS inpatient wards are designed to be open plan. Dining room, lounge and outdoor spaces can all be easily accessible from the main ward area.
Our lounges have large TVs.
Your loved one can have access to warm and cold drinks through the day and night.
Typical bedroom. Our bedrooms are en suite; facilities consist of toilet, sink, shower and mirror. Each ward have accessible bathrooms and bedrooms if required.
All our service users have access to their own bedroom, and this can be a private sanctuary during the day.
Bedrooms have aerial points for personal TVs.
Your loved one may be required to take medication for their mental health.
Our nurses will also take care of any physical health need. We liaise with our team of doctors, and our CAMHS service has access to a physical health nurse. Your loved one will have their Blood Pressure, Weight and temperature taken at least once per week so that we can monitor their physical wellbeing during their time with us.
Food and Drink
Our menus offer a wide variety of choice. Your loved one can choose daily what they would like to eat from the menu, and we cater for cultural and dietary needs.
Our staff can support your loved one to choose their meals. In addition to the standard Breakfast, Lunch and Tea we also offer snacks. We have a variety of drinks that are freely available throughout the day.
Laundry and Self Care
All our wards have laundry rooms, where your loved one can wash and dry their clothing. If they require support staff are on hand to assist with this.
Our laundry rooms also have ironing boards and irons to ensure that your loved one can look neat and tidy. Staff can support and show your loved one how to do this if required.
Our nursing teams, doctors and psychologists will meet with your loved one on a regular basis.
Nurses will meet your loved one on a 1:1 basis and in these sessions, care plans are reviewed, anger management and cognitive behavioural therapy take place as well as sleep hygiene tips, and coping strategies to help deal with low self-esteem and anxiety.
Our wards provide quiet rooms so that your loved one can take some time out of their day. This can be for reflection or to quiet the mind.
These rooms are often used to meet other professionals to work on aspects of their recovery.
Our quiet rooms are designed to be peaceful areas.
Our courtyards and garden spaces are designed to be bright and inviting.
These areas are open all day, and can be used as a place to reflect or engage in an activity.